ROBERT PATTINSON Not two months ago, Twilight had yet to hit theaters and actor Robert Pattinson was only known to some very devoted Harry Potter movie fans who knew him as Quidditch champ and (spoiler alert!) killed-off Hogwarts student Cedric Diggory. But in November, after starring as the celibate vampiric hunk Edward Cullen—he can never kiss the one he loves lest he suck her blood—Pattinson became the most-wanted and least-touchable tween idol to send young women reeling since the Jonas Brothers and their chastity rings. Case in point—when Robert cut his hair, his new ‘do was a top five search term in Google for days. Days.
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